Jagr is still looking for a landing spot despite training camps starting up soon.
Jagr remains one of a handful of veteran free agents unable to secure a permanent deal with the season just over a month away. The Czech seems capable of putting together another 40-plus-point campaign, but it appears teams are hesitant to take a gamble on him. It is unclear whether Jagr would be willing to attend camp on a tryout agreement or whether he would head back to Europe to keep playing if he were to go unsigned in the NHL.
Jagr tweeted Thursday that he hasn't received a call from any general managers.
The 45-year-old legend also claimed that he has been calling them, but nobody is picking up. Jagr went on to tweet a picture comparing his 1994 self, who received a call from every GM as he entered free agency, to today's self, with zero calls. Sure, he's old, but he still played in every game in the 2016-17 season, where he recorded 46 points, 13 of which came with the man advantage. His stats are sizable for a player of any age, so it's a mystery that the ageless wonder hasn't received interest from any teams. Maybe this will be a reminder to NHL clubs that he's still here, and he's not even close to being done yet.
Although Jagr is still a solid contributor -- 16 goals and 30 helpers -- at 45 years of age, he is no longer an elite goal scorer, so it should come as no surprise Florida chose not to protect him from being selected. The financial impact of signing a first-ballot Hall of Famer like Jagr shouldn't be overlooked as the Czech would no doubt drum up even more support for the expansion franchise. However, with younger talents like Jonathan Marchessault also available, general manager George McPhee may pass on the ageless wonder.
Jagr can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, and it's uncertain if he fits into the team's plans heading into 2017-18. There is a youth movement going on in Sunrise and a 45-year-old winger, albeit a legend, might not necessarily fit into the team's game plan.
Jagr picked up a pair of assists with a plus-1 rating and a minor penalty in Saturday's 3-0 win against the Sabres.
Jagr has 16 goals and 46 points with one more game left to play. The 45-year-old continues to rack up good numbers. He'll finish up on the road against the Capitals on Sunday. There are no signals he plans to shut it down. In fact, he has mentioned he would like to play until he is 50. Jagr is a freak of nature who takes amazing care of his body, so it might be possible to play a few more seasons at the world's highest level.